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The following video has absolutely nothing to do with the contents of this site, yet I feel it needs to be there. “Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness in 1968. He filmed his adventures and day-to-day life using a 8mm camera and a tripod. The footage, along with the contents of his journals, were put together in a fascinating documentary.

I recently watched the entire thing and I couldn’t help but think: “This guy has the solution”. Although it is nearly impossible for most of us to replicate what he did, his lifestyle is certainly an ideal we should all tend to. Free from the bonds of materialism, debts and mass media indoctrination, watching this tough old man appreciating nature and just doing what he has to do to stay alive is a vivid reminder that all of the rest is just a mere illusion.

Here are excerpts from the documentary put online by the producer of the video.



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Rosa

Yes, I saw this film a few years ago. Very fascinating. I often envision what a world would be like starting from scratch without all the world systems which we're pretty much supposed to conform to from the day we're born. That would be true liberty and opportunity.

randomname

There's a bunch of pros and cons and theories about doing such things I could talk about but won't out of laziness. But I did watch this years ago and loved it, very engrossing.

Anyone know where a spoiled first-worlder can get some survival skills?

ed

Nice one, keep up the good work.

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Ilias

I'm starting to get more & more awake of how there is no right or wrong. Living far far way from the industries will nót make you a better person. Like it or not, it's a ego thing to even think that. Because by saying that, u say that you're 'illuminated', you basically feel risen above others because you are 'awakened'. And that makes you a BETTER person now doesn't it? Well, nature is absolutely gorgeous… But I like restaurants too! It's the Yes & No's, all the plastic living a life of it's own that needs to go. All of the… insisting that there's right & wrong, is what needs to go. I know exactly what I gotta do… but on the other hand i don't. Sometimes I feel like i'm living in this big fat illusion. And I don't know why, I just find it a little strange to talk to people sometimes. Cuz it feels like a real play… theater. It doesn't feel wrong but it feels unreal. Like, why don't I feel anything when u're speaking to me? Like, I talk to you all the time. I meet all of you, all the time… on a… Read more »

RawBert

You sound confused about some things in multiple contexts. I don't really have a lot of time right now, but I'll leave a pretty simple message behind. First of all, you're wrong about someone escaping the entrapment and labyrinth of deceptive society. There is no ego, it is stepping away from ego, and taking full responsibility, for your life, your mortality, your soul, your sanity, your survival. You sound like you have a lot to do about transcending duality. Again, I wish I could write out more to explain my point and my message. But basically, one perception I have discovered, is the possibility that the notions of duality that have been implemented, projected, and become common cliches in society for centuries upon centuries, which can ALL be directly linked to masonic/ occult association, might be part of the larger scale scheme to confuse people psychologically. Through very simple, and apparent techniques and tricks, it is very easy to cause confusion between polarities. Up can very easily seem like down. When free falling, or when in the middle of the ocean, it's easy to lose track of which way is which. Every direction can feel, or even look the same.… Read more »

moonwalking pleb

"Welcome to Costco, I love you."

tiff

I absolutely love this! I sometimes wish Eve wouldn't have been so persuasive and Adam so…… agreeable? I mean this is probably how we would survive if u know….fall of man wouldn't have happened. But anywho, this was refreshing!

mars

You know what is the only distasteful thing about this sight. The so called awares calling everyone else shepple. I'm so tired of that word bouncing around here its truly ridiculous. Are you better because you came to a site and read and believed what someone else told. Does that make you enlightened? People have to stop seeing others with contempt because they don't have the same beliefs that you do. That is the premise for waging wars. Live with love people peace.

JRtheBEARD

I concur! 🙂 Let's understand the world, but remember love is all we need.

MaltyDog

Love this movie…the public broadcasting network in my city plays this just about every fundraising time and it's meditative. I would love to be able to give the city up and live this way…i probably would last through the winter unless i had a pro with me. Amazing.

Gabriel

Theres so many religion's Muslim, Judaism, Christianity, All claim if you dont follow its teaching punishment, sometimes eternal punishment is the…well punishment, In a world like this how could any force of good condem you for not knowing what to do, I mean arnt we all mind control victims in one way or another, How can one truly see when every living thing on this planet believes to have the right answer based off faith… Just where I am currently email me gabrielcplummer@gmail.com if you have any suggestions for me to better find myself

Ms. Smith

That was great! Thanks for sharing. I just wouldn't want to be alone but I'd love to get away with my family like that.

JRtheBEARD

Hold up one moment. Sure, it all looks very nice to be living out in the wilderness and I'm sure this guy and many others would enjoy it too, but think for a moment about the evolution of the human race. We have come so far with science and to just turn our back on it now would be such a waste. I understand that there is a lot wrong with the world but there is also a lot that is right with it too. For example, this week in the news it has been announced that we have come another step closer to proving the Higgs Boson does indeed exist. If it does turn out to be correct, it would be a truly amazing discovery. If we were all sitting around in the woods carving spoons for our entire life, how would we ever make such advances? Think about being able to leave this planet and explore the universe, perhaps even finding more intelligent life that we could share each others knowledge with! If we were all to move into the wilderness now (all 7 billion of us), what would actually happen to the wilderness????? It's just not going… Read more »

Nicki

Money should be invested in property and land in my opinion. Hence, you can still have a monthly income without giving in to banks and fields to cultivate. Credit cards are a safe option if you use them with care. For instance I get money back each year, credit points I exchange for other vouchers, discounts, some credit cards offer interest free periods and so many other privileges. The trick is to pay off your debts within the deadline.

JRtheBEARD

Nicki, I'd agree with investing in property, that is actually worth something. Do we really want to play the credit card game, though? Remember who operates them.

Be more open-minded

Somethings were not meant for humans to touch, like the universe. I wouldn't mind knowing history and all but to travel outside of earth using spaceships, or astrology, witchcraft, etc… some things you just don't bother and i think Mankind has taken it too far. There's nothing new under the sun. Things that are happening today has happened before and they were destroyed and the same thing will happen again.

JRtheBEARD

Why do you say humans are not supposed to "touch" the rest of the universe? When humans began exploring Earth they found so much and it was key to evolution. Cultures have learned from each other and there is a possibility we could do the same with extra terrestrial cultures. It just needs to be done with responsibility and love.

Be more open-minded

Sorry, let me say bother. These folks will go to the sun if it wasn't to hot to get close to. Seriously, but guess it was meant to for humans to travel outside the earth huh! exploring has been taking to the extreme. That's what I'm saying! Humans wouldn't know alot of things of the angels didn't find a way out of their habitat.

JRtheBEARD

I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. Who are the angels and where is there habitat?

# 2

ah nuts to not touching…..that's self defeatist talk. Some things man wasn't meant to f--k with? I say f--k that LETS F--K WITH IT! Sure it might not be the most reasonable thing but heck we can get hit by a comet or a random supernova explosion any moment now & be toast. Why not take chances and be risky? Dammnit, We humans are born problem solvers! So what if some of our solutions create more problems? That means more problems to solve!

Nothing Ever Ends!

Lina

Great points but I don't think the message of this post is "let's all run away from TPTB" or "let's become cavemen again", rather I think it's to showcase the value of self-sufficiency, doing and thinking for yourself and not relying on the government/corporations/etc. for everything. Most people nowadays probably wouldn't even be able to survive in a wilderness that provides everything they need in abundance, simply because they lack the required knowledge and skills to use these materials or even recognize that they are there. Also note how Jack is very peaceful. He isn't scared even if there are dangers all around him. It's not because he's ignorant about these things, it's because he's educated about them. All of this ties in excellently with this website when you think about it. And of course progress is wonderful, science and technology is wonderful and we should continue to strive to make advances. It's just that we shouldn't lose sight of the basics as well, one doesn't have to replace the other. You don't forget how to walk just because you have a car. You shouldn't forget how to count by two's just 'cause you have a calculator, or pass on… Read more »

JRtheBEARD

This is true, that is not the point that VC was trying to make with the article. I read most of the comments and that's the feeling I got from.

I totally agree, we should remember how to look after ourselves and our planet. It's all about the love 🙂

Demon Days

You talk about technological advances and science as if its the best thing in the world, but look where thats gotten us: the sea is ratio-active, the skys are filled with chemicals, the gov puts illnesses into the air we breathe, they can control the weather, everyones zoned out infront of their ipad or blackberry or t.v obese and dying because they couldnt move away from the screan for five minutes to save their lives, the water is being tainted with toxic waste, the food is being geneticly aultered to not grow again, the planets being polluted with toxic waste, the populations getting huge and now they wanna kill us, the planets being surrounded by "space junk", police can and will kill anyone with electricity(tazers), there is lowers higher then the clouds, smog, human-induced exstinct animals, fast food that also give you a fast death, floride water, chemicals and pestisides covering or mixed in with everything we eat and drink, dehumanization and desocialization, etc.(and thats all pretty much for the lust of power, too) Thats where technology and science have gotten us. The world use to be cover with trees and fresh food and water, and thats how we're suppost… Read more »

LiNcKz

Someone that has never seen a PC will not ask for one because he doesnt know better. But once you have one, And then get it taken away youll want one.

Simply because you see it as "Better" than not having it… And the person that lives with a PC & Knows what is is might live happier than the peep that doesnt live with a PC but doesnt know what it is.

The 2nd person sure lives happy, But things could be better, He could have more.. Not millionaire more, But somethings DO help. A gun instead of a bow for hunting orso (Not related to video)

The indians didnt know what a gun was, They were happy with their bows, But a gun is better.

LiNcKz

Sometimes you want something better though.

Sure you can grow your own food and maybe make your own house & Wooden things… But you cant make an iPad, Or PC, Or a phone.

You will be living in the medieval era… Its not a bad thing, But it will restrict you of some things that are more useful & Good.

Lori

at first i thought this said, 'alice in wonderland'….nope, this is as far as that mind controlled film, this is a beautiful wonderland however, one that God intended. love it!

anamericanmom

What about the Native Americans living with nature, knowing all kinds of "knowledge" about food, land and livilihood? We can be in awe of this man who chooses to leave society, but disrespect a population that lived that way for centuries. The "civilized" europeans murdered, evacuated and isolated the natives, basically imprisoned them. The same thing happened to natives in most other countries including Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South America, Asia. A friend of mine from India who has been here many years as a professional told me recently how sorry she feels for the American Indians every Thanksgiving. So ironic. My Indian friend is successful as an immigrant, as opposed to the native Indians, who barely survive today in America.

Truthful

They lost their ways, there may be ungreedy ones. But most of them own the big casinos and get big money.

madminute

he didn't just live, he lived comfortably by his own hand. there are many people with these skills and attitude, get to know them as well as you know your ifon and become truly free! huzzah!

Matthew Watkin

Check out this relevant article – http://www.prisonplanet.com/should-you-leave-the-

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Thanks for the bit of positivity.

Monika

The book series called The Ringing Cedars of Russia give the same solution. Great books by Vladimir Megre.
http://www.anastasia.ca/

happycynic

This show is cheesy and fake. It reminds me of those fake Disney "documentaries". Even so, Little House on the Prairie is more inspiring in my opinion.

Nic

I used to watch "the little house on the prairie" along with "the waltons". But I enjoyed the documentary.

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